With CEO compensation soaring, income inequality at all-time highs, the planet facing ecological disaster, and democracy in a precarious situation, Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott have again teamed up to make the movie The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel. And, in printed form, from the author of The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power (2004) comes The New Corporation: How “Good” Corporations are Bad for Democracy (2020).
This cry for social justice, deeper democracy and transformative solutions merits close attention from researchers and actors in the world of work. This is why we convened a conversation in the form of a webinar on The New Corporation, which took place on Wednesday, March 31st. It was an opportunity to bring together the book author and movie co-creator, Joel Bakan, with a stellar cast of specialists (Rose Batt – Cornell University, Isabelle Ferreras – UCLouvain, Isabelle Martin – Université de Montréal, John Peters – Laurentian University, Jim Stanford – Centre for Future Work) in a dialogue about corporations, work and democracy.
This Conversation on The New Corporation was an initiative of the CRIMT Partnership on Institutional Experimentation for Better Work, in collaboration with the Canadian Association for Work & Labour studies (CAWLS) and the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA).
For those who did not have the opportunity to participate in the webinar, or for those who participated and would like to watch it again, we are pleased to make the full recording of this event available on our YouTube channel.
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